Sunday, June 19, 2011

Birthday Wishes!

This is a card that I have made for my Mom's birthday. She will be 83! I can't believe it! Mentally, she is still sharp as a tack, but she has physical handicaps due to a benign brain tumor that she had 11 years ago. She was a very talented artist, but that stopped after her brain surgery. So she really gets a kick out of my cards and my scrap booking. She knows how much fun and peace you can have with a creative outlet.

My inspiration was from this week's CAS-ual Fridays Color Block Challenge.
I have never tried  Color Block before.  I thought I would give it a whirl.  It means to place   blocks or areas of color next to each other to form a cohesive design in your Clean And Simple creation!

And to make it a little easier, the colors for this week's Play Date Cafe Color Challenge were  perfect for my first attempt.

I used the Beautiful Blooms II-1 (Paper Trey) dies to cut out the flowers. I then put a button with green embroidery thread from the Sew Easy on the center of each flower with a glue dot. 
The sentiment is from Fancy Phrases (Waltzingmouse Stamps). This stamp set is made to be compatible with the Fancy Tag dies from Spellbinders.
I then drew the black lines around the flowers with a Pitch Black Spica pen. I was very nervous about doing this technique.  I watched a video tutorial on the Paper Trey blog. The instructions were excellent. I always love this blog, because it is so informative and inspirational. I will definitely try this again! I think it really gives the card a polished look.

Thanks for stopping by! I love your comments and feedback!

Paper:Paper Trey; Bazzill
Stamps: Fancy PhrasesWaltzingmouse Stamps
Accessories: Beautiful Blooms II-1 dies (Paper Trey), Spica pen, buttons, thread


Mona Pendleton said...

Cute Birthday card for your Mom! I'm sure she will love it! Happy Birthday to her and many more to come :)

Sue Lelli said...

FAB take on those two challenges! Such a BRIGHT and CHEERFUL card! LOVE the flowers and LOVE the black frame!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful CAS birthday card, I'm sure your mom will love it!

Laurie W. said...

Love those flowers and that frame! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

Andrea Ewen said...

I love this card, Mackie! You've done a super job with the color palette, this CAS design is so eye catching and lovely! Way to go, you!

Jinny Newlin said...

Such a beautiful card! Great use of white space, and I'm swooning over those layered blooms! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a great way to use these colors--love the layered flowers! THANKS so much for playing along and joining in the fun over at the PDCC!!!

Anonymous said...

This is so cute! Love that it's not a standard A2 card too :-)

Laura Davis said...

Lovely work!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!